Keywords: Convolutional Neural Networks, Pooling, Input Size, Overfitting
TL;DR: Standard pooling arithmetic can cause CNNs to overfit the input size used during; an adjustment improves generalization to arbitrary sizes and robustness to translation shifts.
Abstract: We demonstrate how convolutional neural networks can overfit the input size: The accuracy drops significantly when using certain sizes, compared with favorable ones. This issue is inherent to pooling arithmetic, with standard downsampling layers playing a major role in favoring certain input sizes and skewing the weights accordingly. We present a solution to this problem by depriving these layers from the arithmetic cues they use to overfit the input size. Through various examples, we show how our proposed spatially-balanced pooling improves the generalization of the network to arbitrary input sizes and its robustness to translational shifts.
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